ERIC Number: ED191387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Bridging the Gap Between Teaching and Learning at a Distance.
Nathenson, Michael B.
Open University faculty create their own instructional materials for use in distance teaching. A methodology is described for evaluating the teaching effectiveness of the materials and the teaching methods used. It is applied to a unit of a materials science course written for a specific text. A small group of students in the course was surveyed for their reactions to the method and text. They responded to questions about the instructor's outline, course objectives, the introduction to the unit, instructions on how to study the text, the study strategy itself, specific course activities (experiments to be conducted at home), self-assessment questions included by the instructor in the unit, and questions in the text. Ten suggestions are made about the importance and usefulness of the course elements evaluated by the study. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Course Organization, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Material Development, Open Universities, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation
Open University, Institute of Educational Technology, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, England
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.